(January 4, 2012) Seeds Tomas Berdych, Marin Cilic and Stanislas Wawrinka were all knocked out of the Chennai quarterfinals on Friday.
World No.6 and top seed Berdych fell 7-5 2-6 6-3 to the 80th ranked Spaniard Roberto Agut.
Two-time champion Cilic went down to the 47th ranked Benoit Paire of France 6-4 1-6 7-5 and will meet Agut on Saturday for a spot in the final.
In his first- ever ATP semifinal, Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia, took out fourth seed Wawrinka 6-2 7-6 (8/6).
“He was a better player on the court,” said Wawrinka. “I didn’t really know him, but I knew he’d play good tennis. Today, I didn’t play my best tennis, but in the first tournament of the year it is never easy.”
Bedene will meet Janko Tipsarevic in the semis.
RESULTS – FRIDAY, 5 JANUARY, 2013
Singles – Quarter-finals
R Bautista Agut (ESP) d  [WC] T Berdych (CZE) 75 26 63
 J Tipsarevic (SRB) d  G Soeda (JPN) 62 64
 B Paire (FRA) d  M Cilic (CRO) 64 16 75
A Bedene (SLO) d  S Wawrinka (SUI) 62 76(6)
Doubles – Quarter-finals
S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA) d [PR] S Devvarman (IND) / S Stakhovsky (UKR) 63 75
CENTRE COURT start 5:00 pm
A Bedene (SLO) vs  J Tipsarevic (SRB)
R Bautista Agut (ESP) vs  B Paire (FRA)
A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) vs S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA)
R Klaasen (RSA) / N Monroe (USA) vs B Paire (FRA) / S Wawrinka (SUI)